Giggie & Stovall Partner with Local Churches to Create Civil Rights Guide to State’s AMEZ Churches

Logo for the AMEZ Freedom Trail. Map of Alabama overlain a lavender background. Dr. John Giggie and Ms. Liz Stovall, a Ph.D student focusing on Black migration in the antebellum US, have joined with Rev. Thaddeus Steele, Pastor of Hunter Chapel AMEZ Church in Tuscaloosa, to complete a civil rights guide of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches in Alabama.

They will work with members from individual congregations to research and write their churches histories and integrate them into a larger state-wide guide, titled “The AME Zion Historical Civil Rights and Freedom Trail of Alabama.”